Opera Talks With Jeffrey Engel (NWL)

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Age Group: Adult
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THURSDAY - From classics like Verdi’s Aida and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West to the more modern Hitchcock thriller Marnie, music historian Jeffrey Engel will explore five operas of the Metropolitan Opera’s fall season in this interactive discussion series. Engel, a music professor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College who has played cello with the Paris Opera, will talk about each opera’s historical context, composer and story to give attendees a deeper understanding of the piece. The schedule coincides with the Metropolitan Opera’s global broadcast of the performances, including cinemas in Connecticut.

• Oct. 4 - Thursday - Giuseppe Verdi / Aida

• Oct. 18 - Thursday - Camille Saint-Saëns / Samson et Dalila

• Oct. 25 - Thursday - Giacomo Puccini / La Fanciulla del West

• Nov. 5 - Monday - Nico Muhly / Marnie

• Dec. 13 - Thursday - Giuseppe Verdi / La Traviata

The event is made possible by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest.

Please park in the nearby Isham Garage and come directly to the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford. Bypass the pay kiosk in the parking garage and come right to the library to validate your parking with your car's license plate number.